Early Times Report
srinagar, Oct 20: Governor Satya Pal Malik has taken a serious note of violation of transfer policy in Jammu and Kashmir. The officials involved in violation of policy may face action, sources said.
"He has directed the officials not to violate the policy. There are lot of reports about violation of transfer policy," the official said.
As per government's transfer policy of 2010, an employee should spend, at least, two years at a specific position before being transferred.
It says that all the employees having more than two years of stay at a particular place shall be transferred. The policy allows premature transfers only if it is in the interest of the public or administration, or when the employee under performs or has health issues.
However, various departments have not been following the transfer policy in letter and spirit, official sources said.
The government has issued several directives to department in the last one year to adhere to the transfer policy. "The Health, Education, Rural Development, Social Welfare, Housing and Urban Developments have not followed the transfer policy," an official of the General Administration Department, said, "Same has been the case in RDD and Education department as well" he added.
As per the transfer policy of the school education department, no transfer of teaching staff is allowed during mid-session, however, the authorities of the School Education have directed officials to stop these transfer orders.
Official sources reveal that the shuffled lot includes top-rung IAS and KAS officers, doctors, engineers, cops, teachers, and hundreds of middle and lower-rung administrative employees working in different departments.
A senior official said that the government has issued directives to departments to ensure that transfer policy is followed. "The officials may face action if there is any violation of transfer policy," sources said.